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Important dates, deadlines, and information

December 12, 2012 

In this issue
Enroll early!
Be a good neighbor
New Student Services Center
Books for cash!
Scholarship program
Degree and certificate filing deadlines
Career and Employment
Educational Talent Search
California Dream ACT
Study Abroad - London
California State Regulation
Campus Alert System
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Important admission and registration dates
Fall and Spring Dates
December 11-17
December 12

December 21-
January 2
January 3

January 8

January 12
Final exams for fall classes
Registration begins for spring new matriculated and returning students (online only).  
Holiday - winter recess - college closed. Online registration is available
Begin new non-matriculated student registration (online only)
Begin new and returning special admit/concurrent high school student registration (grades 11 and 12)
Spring classes begin

police reward
Campus Alert: $5000 reward

For information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons connected to the injury of a district police officer on December 3, 2012 at DVC. 


Please call Police Services at 925-686-5547, or the Anonymous Witness Tip Line at 925-685-1230 ext. 1999.

enroll early
Check InSite/WebAdvisor for your registration appointment and enroll as early as you possibly can!

Our goal is always to serve the greatest number of students while providing classes that they need to meet their educational goals. When our students enroll early, we can respond to unanticipated trends and adjust our offerings to maximize the number of spaces available in the courses that students need. This is best for our students and for our college. Everyone wins! 

be a good neighbor
Please be a good neighbor and consider our surrounding neighborhoods.

Sometimes our neighbors report that some students who park in the residential areas surrounding the college are not respectful of those neighborhoods. Neighbors have reported students emptying ashtrays and garbage from their cars onto the streets, playing loud music, and engaging in similar types of disruptive behavior. We at DVC want to maintain an excellent reputation as a top notch institution of higher learning. Part of that means being a good neighbor. We understand that our students often have no other choice but to park on neighborhood streets, especially at the beginning of the semester and during heavy enrollment periods, but please show respect for our neighbors as you would your own. Help keep our neighborhoods clean, quiet and peaceful. 

The new Student Services Center is open - the next new building is underway!

Have you been in the new Student Services Center? Stop by and check it out! 

Most of the demolition of the former student services building will happen over winter break, and the construction of another new building to house our campus Culinary program and campus food services will begin shortly after! During this next phase, it will be much easier to get across campus than it was during fall semester, but there will still be some minor inconveniences. Please see the new pathways map for more information! The campus map brochure offers a more comprehensive view of the entire campus.


Due to the move, and a new telephone system, most student services have new telephone numbers .

Book Center Sell your books for CASH!

End of the semester textbook buyback will be conducted Monday, December 11 through Monday, December 17. Hours are: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bring your books to the back of the Book Center. Buyback windows are near the Math Building. This is for fall 2012 only, no refunds on spring 2013 textbooks at this time. The DVC Book Center is closed weekends and will be closed December 20 - January 1, 2013 for winter break.

scholarship Scholarship program

Scholarships are available for DVC students who are continuing or transferring to a four year college or university in fall 2013. One application and two letters of recommendation can qualify you for multiple scholarships. You must be enrolled in six units in fall 2012 and six units in spring 2013. Thousands of dollars are available through the DVC Scholarship Program.  The application period is September 1, 2012 - February 4, 2013. Stop by the DVC Scholarship office for other opportunities.  

San Ramon A.A./A.S. degree and certificate of achievement/accomplishment filing period

January 22-March 29 (for spring 2013)


Early graduation for priority registration

Students may apply for early graduation in the semester before their planned graduation date. Students taking advantage of this opportunity will also receive early registration (one time only) for the semester they intend to graduate. Application period for summer graduation: January 15 - February 28, 2013. For more information, click here.  


Below are links to the appropriate applications.

AA/AS degree (pdf)

Certificate (pdf)

Early Registration (pdf)

Book Center
Career and Employment Services

New Year! New Location!

Visit Career and Employment Services in our new location starting on January 14, 2013!

Located on the 2nd floor of the new Student Services Building, co-located with Transfer Services. We look forward to wow-ing you with our upgraded location and lots of workshops and programs just for you!


Keep track of what is going on in spring: www.dvc.edu/career or the DVC Career, Employment and Transfer Facebook page. 

Happy New Year!

Announcements from ASDVC

The student activity fee is a voluntary fee that allows the ASDVC (student government) to contribute funding to programs such as the textbook on reserve program, which allows students to check out course textbooks for use in the library. The fee also allows ASDVC to provide co-curricular programs for students, cultural activities, leadership opportunities and scholarships. The fee is charged at the time of registration but students may request a refund of the fee each semester. Forms are available at the Cashier's Office, the Student Life Office or online. The form must be submitted in person or by mail to the Cashier's Office within the first two weeks of instruction for a full semester class, or before 10% of the class time for a short-term class. Refund checks will be issued monthly after the first two weeks of instruction each semester.


Want to make a difference for students at DVC? Join the student government! The Associated Students of DVC (ASDVC) is currently recruiting new members. To join, attend an info session where you will learn about what ASDVC does, what the requirements are, and to get a petition to join. For a list of info sessions, go to the DVC Events CalendarMeetings are every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Room.

Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs at DVC

The Educational Talent Search Program seeks paid Teacher Assistants (TA) and volunteer tutors for spring and summer 2013.

We are looking for DVC students interested in becoming math and science teachers at the secondary level. The teacher assistants (TA) will get paid to work with students in classrooms at local middle/high schools or at DVC.


The volunteer tutors will work at DVC helping middle and high school students with completing homework assignments, Monday through Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 


The Upward Bound Program seeks paid and volunteer tutors to work with high school students at local high schools (Tuesday through Thursday from 3-6 p.m.) and at DVC (Saturdays from 11-2 p.m.)

Interested students should contact Jackie Jones-Castellano

California Dream ACT

State financial aid is now available to AB 540 students attending college. Students are eligible to apply for the following forms of aid and assistance after being determined as eligible for AB 540 by Admissions and Records.

Types of aid include:

Board of Governor's Fee Waiver

College Transfer Entitlement Cal Grant and Cal Grant B Entitlement

Cal Grant C

Chafee Grant - Foster Youth Program

EOPS, CalWORKs and CARE Assistance

Private scholarships


Interested students should first visit the Admissions and Records Office to complete the California Nonresident Tuition Exemption RequestFor Eligible California High School Graduates


All Dream Act applications can be found at "I Can Afford College"

San Ramon Study in London fall 2013 

Apply now for the London Program for the fall 2013 Semester: September 5 - December 6, 2013 

For more information visit the 

Study Abroad Office in FO-219 or call Harue Takanashi at 925-658-1230 ext. 2735.

non-repeatable courses
California state regulations have changed regarding the ability to repeat non-repeatable credit courses.

If you are thinking of dropping or withdrawing from a class that you have already unsuccessfully attempted in a prior semester, please  read this first!

4cd Alert
Campus Alert System
Your attention please... 

A loud siren will be heard throughout the DVC campuses the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. This will be a test of our Campus Alert System. There is nothing you need to do during a siren test. 

In the event of an actual emergency or crisis situation, the siren sound will continue for three minutes. Students and all campus personnel will be instructed to Shelter, Shut, and Listen.
For more details, please visit the Contra Costa Community College District website at  www.4cd.edu/alert.
Stay informed during an emergency! Sign up for emergency alerts
e-waste Got e-waste? 
Free E-Waste recycling event at both Diablo Valley College campuses.
Drop off items Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Pleasant Hill (DVC Overflow Parking Lot #7) and in San Ramon (back parking lot). Visit 
noewaste.com for more information and list of accepted electronic items. 
The InquirerThe Inquirer, DVC's award-winning student newspaper is online!
Check us out in print or online at www.theinquireronline.com
Contra Costa Community College District Police Department Police Services silent witness tip line
Students, faculty and staff can call 925-685-1230, ext. 1999 to provide information without having to leave any personal information.

For more information in case of emergency:
Contra Costa Community College District Police Services

Police Services on the Pleasant Hill campus is located in the northwest corner of Lot 1. If you are having trouble locating us, please contact our office, at 925-685-1230, ext. 2338, 2339 or 925-686-5547 and we can have a police aide escort you there.

Police Services on the San Ramon campus is located in W-102. Please contact our office, at 925-866-1822, ext. 56212.

Safety reminder

If you are faced with a potentially violent or dangerous situation on campus ...


First move to a safe location and then immediately contact Campus Police at: ext. 2333 from a campus phone, or 925-680-7000 from your cell phone. (Calling 911 from a cell phone will result in an unnecessary delay.)

Our Campus Police are highly trained to deal with a wide variety of situations involving students and visitors on campus.
Our mission statement
Diablo Valley College (DVC) is passionately committed to student learning through the intellectual, scientific, artistic, psychological, and ethical development of its diverse student body. DVC prepares students for transfer to four-year universities; provides career and technical education; supports the economic development of the region; offers pre-collegiate programs; and promotes personal growth and lifelong learning. Complete mission statement